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Cost of Living in Montreal | Quebec

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1447
$3339
🛋️ Without rent
$740
$2230
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$707
$1109
🍽️ Food
$441
$1155
🚐 Transport
$179
$483
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2337
🏙️ Population
1.7M

The average cost of living in Montreal is $1447, which is in the top 29% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2649th out of 9294 in our global list, 44th out of 153 in Canada, and 1st out of 60 in the Quebec State.

The median after-tax salary is $2337, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months. Ranked 66th (TOP 1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 8th best city to live in Canada, and 2nd most liveable city in Quebec State. With an estimated population of 1.7M, Montreal is the 2nd largest city in Canada.

✈️ Closest airport11 kmMontreal / Saint-Hubert Airport
😷 Air qualityExcellent10 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank60McGill University
Cost of living in Montreal infographic

Prices in Montreal

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$42
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.08
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.18
☕ Cappuccino
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.54

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.64
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.02
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.9
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.54
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.25
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.77
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.53
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.2
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.19
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.57
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.37
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.07

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$63.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19.9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.94

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$830
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$558
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1310
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$901
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$37.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.41%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4229
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2569

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$86.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$47.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$510
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6361

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